Making a Plan to Stop That Dragging and Sagging
Beyond the obvious metaphorical implications -- and resulting feelings of inadequacy -- it is just rude.
Unless, of course, the person making the critique is an esthetician.
I recently visited Venus By Desire, a Redondo Beach, Calif., "wellness center," in hopes of learning about the wonderful world of looking younger.
With the nation's droopy job market, I may need to look my best just in case I find myself without a regular paycheck.
"When you go to interview for a job you think it will help? Of course it will help," esthetician Lilliana Vasic told me about her noninvasive procedures. "It has to do with a lot of self-esteem, and self-esteem produces a lot of (positive) hormones. When we look good, we feel good."
In the coming years, Vasic said, she expects to see large numbers of baby boomers seeking her services as they try to remain competitive in the job market.
"I have 80-year-old guys who are trying to compete with the young guys," she said.
Back to my droopy nose, which turned 40 in June.
"As we age, the nose goes down," explained Vasic in her exotic Yugoslavian accent. "Your nose could be lifted by fillers, injections done in five minutes."